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Another Lunch, Bouquet and Bias

I met the lovely Mr S for lunch again today. He is working on the boat on Freeman’s Wharf, getting her ready for launch later this month. We met at The Muddy Beach Cafe in Penryn and had a delightful lunch of an excellent Tomato and Roast Pepper Soup with Cheesy Toast and Onion Marmalade!

My lunch

There was a wedding in the cafe yesterday and the place was looking lovely, full of jugs of Spring blooms and bright yellow paper baubles hanging from the ceiling.

Leftover from yesterday’s wedding

The blackboard in the porch always amuses me and today I managed to get a photo.

Fish’n’chips

 

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Lambs, Quiche and Bouquet

We have lambs in the back field! It is so lovely to see them, just one pair of twins at the moment but we hope for more. Last year the pregnant ewes were taken away before the lambs were born and only brought back when the little ones had grown quite a lot.

Twin lambs

There was a knock at the door this afternoon and there was a Very Dear Friend with her arms full – of flowers and a Leek and Stilton Quiche, both of which smelt divine!

Fabulous flowers

We have had the most delicious Quiche for supper with salad and send our heartfelt thanks to our very lovely friend for her love, concern and cooking!

Leek and Stilton Quiche

 

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A Letter, A Treasure and Honesty

This morning I received a message with an attachment –  “Found this tonight at my mum’s house” and there was a letter I had written to a pupil in 1992.  I used to write to each pupil at the end of our half-term Anthology project rather than ‘grading’ the creative writing into which pupils had poured their ideas and their energy.  He tells me that he still has the Anthology too and is going to scan it for me.

Letter to Steven

Yesterday the lovely Mr S dropped his wallet in town and though we retraced our steps there was no sign of it. However, the woman in the charity shop said a ‘genuine looking’ couple had been in to ask if she had just had a customer who may have lost his wallet. They said they would take it to the Police Station, only there isn’t one in Redruth. The wallet had been a present many years ago and had inside a David Hockney painting, ‘Arrival of Spring.’  It was much loved and had cash and cards in it.

Arrival of Spring by David Hockney

Inside the wallet

This morning we re-traced our steps again, looking in windblown corners, up alleyways but to no avail. (All the cards were cancelled yesterday.) Then, just after lunch, we had a phone call from the couple who had found the wallet. They had tracked Mr S down through the telephone directory and we went off across town to pick it up and to say the biggest Thank you!  It revives one’s faith in the honesty and goodness of our fellow humans.

Daffodils in P’s delightful pot

 

 

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Crochet, Beads and One Bloom

Our walk into town today took us past Evie’s Cafe where they had spread out onto the street with their colourful chairs and tables. It being quite chilly, they had thoughtfully provided crochet rugs for everyone!

Rugs to warm the customers

Since I started my glass work,  I’ve been popping into each Charity shop hoping to find some pretty earrings, beads or bracelets that I can up-cycle. Today I found a gem, well, several gems in one bracelet and all for 50p. I’m very pleased. If any of my local readers have any such items they can spare, please let me know. You can find my first piece here.

Beady bracelet

The beautiful bouquet that the lovely Mr S received for his birthday 12 days ago have gone to be recycled – all but this one beautiful bloom which is in a special one flower display piece that we bought many years ago at Salts Mill in Yorkshire.

Single Gerbera

 
 

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Periwinkle, Heather and A Poem

A few moments in the front garden collecting photos – a Periwinkle and some white Winter Heather which, in its out-of-focus beauty minds me of a wedding dress.

White Tree Heather

Purple Periwinkle

And, today, a winter poem that looks towards hope for you:

Winter Stars – Sara Teasdale

I went out at night alone;
 The young blood flowing beyond the sea
Seemed to have drenched my spirit’s wings—
 I bore my sorrow heavily.
But when I lifted up my head
 From shadows shaken on the snow,
I saw Orion in the east
 Burn steadily as long ago.
From windows in my father’s house,
 Dreaming my dreams on winter nights,
I watched Orion as a girl
 Above another city’s lights.
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too,
 The world’s heart breaks beneath its wars,
All things are changed, save in the east
 The faithful beauty of the stars.
 

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Recycled Glass Workshop and Roses

This afternoon I went on another glass workshop to make Christmas trees from recycled materials. I took some old earrings along and we used recycled glass, other old jewellery and wire out of cables. Here are three of mine – still to finish another. It was a brilliant encouraging class and I am delighted with my trees!

Recycled glass trees, strange perspective makes them look not triangular

I came home to find that another dear friend had called in with some roses! Thank you N,G&T, you lovely people.

These roses are not pink! They are a rich, deep velvety red and are gorgeous!

 

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Planter, A Dahlia and A Canna

I was in Penryn today and found this gloriously full planter in my favourite colours, one of the plants being Heliotrope which really lives up to its nickname of Cherry Pie.

Heliotrope

Side view with millstone and flowers

Our Dahlias are blooming.

White Dahlia

The Canna is in flower too.

Canna and Zebra Grass

Thank you all very much for so many thoughts about the the pink flower yesterday.  I think Heyjude and Arkenatum might have the right id, Crinum.  I hadn’t said that the stems were about 2ft tall and they do look a bit like Amaryllis. I really should have taken a photo of  the whole border.

 
 

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